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  • According to the International Olympic Committee website, the Olympics are held every four years to respect the origins of the Ancient Olympics which were held every four years.
  • An Olympiad is four years in length and this is the length of time chosen to be between the Olympics in both the modern and ancient eras. Although an IOC-sanctioned event was held in 1906 (but the IOC do not widely regarded this event as an Olympics) and the idea to hold events in the gap between olympics was dropped).
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When are the Paralympics games?

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Who said the Olympics would be held every four years?

Who was said to have named the olympics and decided that they should be held every four years?


Is the summer Olympics held every year?

The summer Olympics is held every four years.


In 2011 were will the winter Olympics be held?

There isn't a winter Olympics held every year, just every four years. In four years, 2014, the winter Olympics will be held in Russia. The summer Olympics are in two years, 2012, in London.


How many years were the Olympics held for?

after every four years


When were the Olympics held?

every four years, you psycho!


How often do the Olympics start?

The Olympics are held once every four years.


Why are the Olympics held every 4 years and not every year?

The Olympics are held every four years because the Ancient Games held at Olympia in Greece, were held every four years. The time in between the Ancient Games was called the Olympiad and was used for dating purposes!


How often are the Olympics games held?

the Olympic games are held every 4 years.Every four years.


How often is olympics held?

The Olympics were held every four years, this time span was called an Olympiad.


Is the Olympics held the same day every four years?

No


How often is the summer Olympics held?

Every four years.


Where will the 2011 Olympic Games be held?

There was no Olympics in 2011. The Summer Olympics are held every four years and the Winter Olympics are held every four years. However, there is an Olympics held every other year because the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics are held two years apart in alternating even-numbered years. However, there was a Special Olympics held in 2011. The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games was held in Athens, Greece from June 25 to July 4, 2011.


How many years apart were the ancient Olympics held?

Every four to five years :)Four.


Why Olympics every four years?

The Olympics is held every four years because the ancient Olympics were also held every four years starting in 776 B.C. Another reason is that it would take more than one year for athlethes to train for such a momentus event. Plus, it would seem less important if it is held every year.


How many times has the Olympics been held?

every four years


Why are the Olympics held for every four years?

non of ur buiseness


Was the Olympics held every four years in ancient Greece?

yes


Why are the Olympic games held every four years?

Summer Olympics had to wait for the usual four years,


Are the winter Olympics held every other December?

No, they are every four years, in February.


Where will the next summer Olympics be held in 2010?

There isn't a summer Olympics in 2010 there is London 2012 Olympics it is held every four years


Summer Olympics are ever 4 years?

Yes summer Olympics is held every four years only.


How often are the ancient Olympics held?

the Olympics were originally held every four years when the Greeks created it , ( just as it is now )


When are the Special Olympics held?

the summer special Olympics are held every four years, and alternate with the winter special Olympics every two years, same as the standard Olympics. The next summer Olympics will be in 2011, and the winter in 2013.


How many years between Olympics?

The Olympic games are held every four years.